Head of French military intelligence on the real trouble with NATO

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Here is a brief, but significant, extract from General Christophe Gomart’s report to the Assemblée Nationale. General Gomart is head of French Military Intelligence.  His complete report, given March 25, 2015, is here. 


Translator’s note: NATO’s credibility is also suspect in the German Chancellery, as may be seen here.

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May 28, 2015

Translated from French by Tom Winter


“The real difficulty with NATO is that the American intel is in preponderance there, while the French intel is more or less taken for granted, hence the importance for us to supply the NATO commanders with enough information of French origin. 

NATO announced that the Russians were going to invade Ukraine, the while that according to our information at the DRM (Direction du Renseignement Militaire), there was nothing to support this hypothesis — we had in fact stated that the Russians had not deployed either command nor the logistics, that would permit envisaging a military invasion, notably field hospitals, and that the second-line units had been exhibiting no movement. 

The outcome demonstrated that we got it right, since, if any Russian soldiers had been sighted in Ukraine, it would have been a matter of a pressuring maneouvre on Ukrainian president Poroshenko than of any prelude to an invasion.”

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